Light box explorers…

Whilst exploring the counters on the light box one of our little giraffes was very excited when they discovered that they would stack. She then watched Fiona stacking them and asked if she could join in doing this too. So that was it, the challenge was then on to see who could build the tallest tower!!This little one was definitely determined to make theirs taller than the grown-up’s one.The counters were a little fiddly at times and they kept falling over, but this little one kept calm, persevered and would just rebuild it if it came tumbling down. She talked about the fact she was catching up with Fiona’s one the more she added to hers, as she naturally compared their heights whilst doing this. Once her tower started to wobble she moved onto building other towers next to her original one telling Fiona that she then had ‘lots of towers’.Then another little one joined in with the play saying they too were going to build ‘a really big one’ and they wanted it to go ‘all the way up to the sky!’Exciting building on the light box as towers were created, counters were counted, sizes were compared and challenges were set as the most marvellous mathematical language emerged… xxxx